Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays 8-10 p.m.

The CSO Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories found inside the music, as well as present insights from the performers themselves.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat, Op. 70

Listen Saturday June 24 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Levine, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 Paris
Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Bruckner: Scherzo from Symphony No. 9  (Riccardo Muti, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 17 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Alice Sara Ott, piano

Boulez: Figures-Doubles-Prismes
Stravinsky: Four Etudes
Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3
Debussy: Iberia, from Images
Boulez: Notations VII  (Daniel Barenboim, conductor)
Bartok: Divertimento for Strings  (Pierre Boulez, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 10 at 8 p.m.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Martin Helmchen, piano

Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551  Jupiter
Poulenc: Concert Champetre  (Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord; Harry Bicket, conductor)

Listen Saturday June 3 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Rosa Feola, soprano

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Listen Saturday May 27 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Joyce DiDonato, soprano

Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: La canzone dei ricordi (song cycle)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

Listen Saturday May 20 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Xavier de Maistre, harp

Chabrier: Espana
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
G. Charpentier: Impression of Italy
Ravel: Bolero
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Listen Saturday May 13 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Michael Mulcahy, trombone

Franck: Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman)
Vine: Five Hallucinations for Trombone
Prokofiev: selections from Cinderella
Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue  (Mark Ridenour, conductor)
Grainger: selections from Lincolnshire Posy  (Mark Ridenour, conductor)

Listen Saturday May 6 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Nicolas McGegan, conductor
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

Handel: Concerto Grosso in G, Op. 6, No. 1
Vivaldi: Alma oppressa, from La Fida Ninfa
Porpora: Oh volesser gli Dei, from Poliferno
J.C. Bach: Sinfonia in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6
Porpora: Or la nube procellosa, from Artaserse
Borschi: Qual guerriero in campo armato, from Idaspe
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Military
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony  (Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Rachmaninoff & Brahms

Apr 20, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Sibelius: Etude in A minor
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73
Shostakovich: 2 excerpts from Khovanshchina  (Mussorgsky Orchestra; Kirill Petrenko, conductor)
Schoenberg: Kol Nidrei  (Alberto Mizrahi, cantor/narrator; Riccardo Muti, conductor)

Listen Saturday April 22 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Barber: School for Scandal Overture
William Schuman: Symphony No. 6
Mason Bates: Violin Concerto
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Ives: The Unanswered Question; Three Places in New England  (Susanna Malkki, conductor)

Listen Saturday April 15 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Shostakovich: Five Fragments
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Op. 100
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements

Listen Saturday April 8 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical

Listen Saturday April 1 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon

Listen Saturday March 25 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor
Daniel Gingrich, horn

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 Prague
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
R. Strauss: Metamorphosen

Listen Saturday March 18 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite
Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Listen Saturday March 11 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
Bruckner: Te Deum
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol  (Charles Dutoit, conductor)

Listen Saturday March 4 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 Leningrad
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3  (Yuja Wang, piano; Sakari Oramo, conductor)

Listen Saturday February 25 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Stravinsky: Fireworks, Op. 4
Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Stravinsky: The Firebird
Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Listen Saturday February 18 at 8 p.m.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Lalo

Feb 9, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian
Saint-Saens: La muse et le poete
Lalo: Cello Concerto
Faure: Elegie
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  (Cristian Macelaru, conductor)

Listen Saturday February 11 at 8 p.m.
 

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